The following review is on a product called Puritan’s Pride 5-HTP Griffonia Simplicifolia. The manufacturer claims that this product can relieve anxiety as well as a variety of other benefits which include: promote mood and feelings of well-being, reduce stress, regulate sleep, and increase weight-loss. This review shall examine these claims and assess how effective this product will be as an anxiety relief supplement by addressing the ingredients and customer support – helping you determine if this product is right for you!
Calcium has sedative and calming properties, often used in product formulas for promoted feelings of relaxation. 5-HTP or L-5-Hydroxytryptophan is from Griffonia Simplicifolia Extract and is used for sleep disorders, anxiety, and depression. There is a concentration of 100mg of 5-HTP in this product, which works by increasing the synthesis of serotonin in the brain. Dicalcium phosphate is included in ‘other ingredients’ which is somewhat worrisome as it has been known to cause negative side-effects such as nausea, muscle pain, weakness, and lethargy. This formula is missing key active ingredients that are used in other popular products in the market; such as Valerian root which is targeted at relieving anxiety with little to no side effects. Furthermore, there is no mention of GMP certification – which is a concern as we cannot ensure that quality has been a priority throughout manufacture.
Adults should take 2 capsules per day, which can be taken when needed – but preferably at bedtime as 5-HTP may cause drowsiness. In saying so; do not drive, operate heavy machinery, or drink alcohol during or after use. Research suggests that 5-HTP should be gradually introduced into the system, increasing concentration over 4 weeks; however, it appears this principle is not applied when taking this product. Side-effects may include dizziness and nausea. This product is not intended for pregnant or breastfeeding mothers or those under the age of 18. If taking other medications or experiencing unwanted side-effects; consult a medical practitioner.
To purchase a bottle of Puritan’s Pride 5-HTP Griffonia Simplicifolia supplements, you can do so from the manufacturer’s website. 1 bottle comes with 120 capsules which will last customers 2 months. A bottle costs ₱1,459.00; which converts to $27,72. This is concerning as most products are higher for a single month’s worth – which may be a testament to the quality ingredients used in this product.
There is a 30-day returns policy provided by the manufacturer in which products that are unsatisfactory may be refunded. Refunds will only take place, however, once the product has been investigated. It is unclear if products that have been opened and tested can qualify for this policy. There are little to no customer reviews available on this product which prevents us from elaborating further on the efficacy of this product.
Puritan’s Pride 5-HTP Griffonia Simplicifolia Review – Conclusion
Puritan’s Pride 5-HTP Griffonia Simplicifolia has an active ingredient that has been known to relieve anxiety and promote sleep. However, the formula is missing ingredients such as Valerian Root that has been known to support anxiety without unwanted side effects. The lack of GMP certification and cheap price may indicate that the ingredients are not of a great quality. In saying so, we do not recommend this product as an anxiety supplement of choice.